Editorials 3.7.2018 08:40 am

A World Cup full of surprises

The big guns may be falling left, right and centre, but it all makes for an interesting finale to what has been an entertaining tournament.

The knockout stages of the World Cup have just started, yet everyone is already saying Russia 2018 has been one of the most bizarre tournaments to have played out.

A World Cup full of surprises
A World Cup full of surprises

A World Cup full of surprises

The big guns may be falling left, right and centre, but it all makes for an interesting finale to what has been an entertaining tournament.

Zuma’s stance may be divisive
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Zuma’s stance may be divisive

The danger in Zuma’s approach and attitude is that it has the potential to fan the flames of ethnicity and tribalism.
DA needs to get its act together
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DA needs to get its act together

We need a strong and principled opposition, and there is still time for the party to recover from its recent PR disasters.
Nepotism casts a long and dark shadow
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Nepotism casts a long and dark shadow

People in top positions, whether in government or academia, must always go out of their way to avoid being tainted by shades of nepotism.
Inxeba ruling boosts freedom of speech
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Inxeba ruling boosts freedom of speech

Interest groups should not be allowed to prescribe what people view, read, or say, on the basis of what they themselves believe.
The tax rogues must face the music – and so must Zuma
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The tax rogues must face the music – and so must Zuma

Mismanagement and looting are the hallmarks of a failed state.
World Cup glory up for grabs
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World Cup glory up for grabs

Anything is now possible and all the teams left in the competition, even England, can lift the trophy in Moscow.
Adam Habib’s stance on student’s funding is disappointing
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Adam Habib’s stance on student’s funding is disappointing

We believe that a person in a position of influence such as Habib must recuse himself from any matters where there is a personal connection.
There are still caring hearts beating in Joburg
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There are still caring hearts beating in Joburg

On a bitingly chilly morning, Joburg Metrobus drivers Samuel Phumane and Mashudu Mavhutha saved a baby abandoned by his mother.
Paving the road towards anarchy
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Paving the road towards anarchy

Effectively, taxis have already expropriated, without compensation to long-suffering society, the road to anarchy.
The doctor will NOT see you now
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The doctor will NOT see you now

We agree with Motsoaledi that the current system has to be reformed, but we cannot run the risk of alienating the doctors on whom the whole system relies.
Cyril now needs to keep his nerve
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Cyril now needs to keep his nerve

At the moment, the situation is gloomy… and that’s being kind. Ramaphosa is still being challenged by Zuma loyalists.
Law and order disintegrates
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Law and order disintegrates

In Johannesburg, taxi drivers disrupted traffic over impounded vehicles, while in Pretoria taxi drivers broke up a service delivery protest.
SA needs peace in Zimbabwe haunted by Gukurahundi ghosts
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SA needs peace in Zimbabwe haunted by Gukurahundi ghosts

Further unrest would mean SA will have to deal with the fallout, as more people stream across the border.
Saudi women get keys to the new world
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Saudi women get keys to the new world

Women in Saudi Arabia have finally joined the rest of the world in being permitted to drive.
SA men all need to be Kabelo Chabalalas
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SA men all need to be Kabelo Chabalalas

His message – respect yourself and respect others, especially women and girls – is what this country needs to hear.
Motsoaledi’s pill better be sweet
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Motsoaledi’s pill better be sweet

We just hope the medicine prescribed by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi doesn’t prove to be worse than the ailment.
Thanks for going public, doctor, or nothing would’ve happened
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Thanks for going public, doctor, or nothing would’ve happened

We understand government is under huge pressure to provide services and that it is struggling financially, but we cannot allow babies to freeze.
Rape is the stain on our nation
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Rape is the stain on our nation

This level of sexual abuse and rape is the most egregious violation of human rights in this country at present. There is no other way of expressing it.
Let Caster be – she’s no lab rat
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Let Caster be – she’s no lab rat

If chemically treating her to reduce the supposed edge she has over other women isn’t interfering with nature, we don’t know what is.
Humble Beast has done SA proud
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Humble Beast has done SA proud

When he touches the ball in any match in this country, the roar of ‘Beast’ goes up. It happens often overseas, too – testament to his international fame.
Red flags go up over Liberty data breach
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Red flags go up over Liberty data breach

Most worrying about the hacking, say experts, was the first the company heard about it was a ransom demand from the data ‘kidnappers’.
The EFF’s voice matters, even if we don’t like it
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The EFF’s voice matters, even if we don’t like it

The party represents those who are frustrated and angry about the lack of change in their lives since 1994.
It’s hard to see the truth about Eskom in all this darkness
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It’s hard to see the truth about Eskom in all this darkness

The power utility has turned off what we were starting to hope was light at the end of the tunnel.
Please clean up the State Security Agency, for the nation’s sake
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Please clean up the State Security Agency, for the nation’s sake

The lack of effective crime intelligence is evident in rampant criminality so we wonder what the SSA will have neglected during the Zuma years.
Don’t forget the lessons of 1976
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Don’t forget the lessons of 1976

People are rising up against the oppression of failed service delivery and corruption, and it’s a people’s revolt not driven by any political party.

 

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